Road constructions are a driver’s worst nightmare when trying to get to work/ office, school or anywhere in general. It brings out the worst in everybody and is one of the main contributors to road rage, accidents and stress. It is also an utter waste of precious time and energy. Here are a few ways you can avoid traffic jams and the small things to look out for whilst driving in traffic.
Alternative routes- generally road constructions are informed ahead of time, which means you have time to map out alternative routes for you to get to your destination, where ever it might be. You can start by looking at a map and highlight the various routes you can take. It is possible to check maps online too which is what we are most used to, however checking a paper map will provide smaller details such as highway options. Also, if you do unfortunately manage to get yourself stuck in traffic as you were not aware of the construction process, then you can rely on your map in the phone to re-navigate potential routes, or you can look out for LED arrow board which would have been provided by the construction workers and other officials to make travelling hassle-free. It is an advantage for you to be aware of alternative routes and short cuts as you can avoid traffic jams in general, including the ones caused by road constructions. However, do not map out routes and leave them to the last moment to try them out and see whether they are effective, this increases the risk of you being caught in unexpected/expected traffic even in the alternate routes. Therefore, on days where you can afford to be late, or are exceptionally early with time to kill, wade out to these routes to confirm their existence and reliability.
You should also ensure that you are always updated regularly on the road conditions and news in general of your locality and the routes you take. You can look out for news alerts and connect your phone to be constantly updated about road situations so that you are able to avoid traffic caused by construction or otherwise. It is always better to be aware of what happens instead of wondering why LED warning lights for emergency vehicles that has make the latest safety products are flashing and why the roads are congested. Timing- leaving your house to reach a destination well ahead of time is always recommended as it is better to be early to reach than unfashionably late. If you leave ahead of the time that is required to reach some place, this will give you time to actually make other arrangements. However, if you believe it is impractical or difficult for you to do so, then you can look to speaking with your employer to shift your times if possible. However, if the traffic is caused due to construction then it is better to leave ahead of time on those specific days to avoid any further inconveniences.